Spam sucks. There’s just no denying that statement, but as a society, we’ve worked pretty hard to fight the scourge of pests, crooks, and criminals, developing sophisticated filtering and blocking technologies in order to protect those of us who don’t …

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June Spam Roundup

Summer is here! That means World Cup spam, travel spam, graduation spam, even penny stock spam! Spammers are definitely not taking any vacation time! Let’s take a look at June’s top spam headlines. Spamhaus to Release Beefed Up Databases http://www.computerdealernews.com/news/spamhaus-to-release-beefed-up-anti-spam-codes/34588 …

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Whew! For a newborn law that hasn’t even had its butt slapped by the doctor, the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) is sure stirring up a ruckus in the maternity ward. Just Google ‘spam’ or ‘CASL’ and take a boo …

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Oregon Politician Known as “Spam King” Is At It Again

Oregon Representative Dennis Richardson got himself dubbed a spam king in 2012 after crashing the Oregon Legislature’s mail servers by trying to send a newsletter with four huge attachments to over 400,000 people. He got their emails by scraping public …

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It’s been a long, long time getting there, but the last G8 country to jump into the anti-spam arena is about to enact what some have been calling the toughest legislation of its type in the world. The Canadian Anti-Spam …

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You have to give LinkedIn some credit. Where other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter make billions in advertising revenues and provide their services for free, LinkedIn hasn’t swayed from the position that if you can get someone to …

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In less than two weeks, the long-awaited Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) will finally go into effect after four long years of humming and hawing by the Canadian government. There are many – I included – who are crying “it’s …

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Penny Stock Spam Skyrocketing

Both the Security Exchange Commission and security experts are warning investors about a sharp increase in penny stock spam. Penny stock spam has been around forever and has cost many people a lot of money. Scammers send out emails claiming …

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Dropbox Used as Vector for Zeus In Latest Phishing Campaign

In a classic example of truly dirty pool, one of the latest ways attackers are convincing victims to install the Zeus malware is to send users links to the malware stored in Dropbox accounts. Attackers are now trading on victims’ …

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XP Users Linked to Increase in Spam Volume

According to security researchers, Q2 experienced a huge uptick in spam. Why? Many think it’s related to the fact that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April. The 13 year old OS will no longer be patched or updated, …

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